Deadly Games: Undermining peace in the Middle East

The Saudi peace plan presented for the first time a transparent and
simple framework to resolve a difficult and long standing problem on the
basis of the principle of land for peace. The United States agreed that
this also was a good move towards peace. Yet the Israeli’s and
Palestinians continue to receive massive direct and
indirect aid from Saudi Arabia and the United States to buy weaponry.

2002.09.06

Many people might agree with the argument that Saudi Arabia
undermines peace in the Middle East. This distorts the truth.

The reality
is that Saudi Arabia and the United States undermine peace in the Middle
East.

No one seems to acknowledge these two parties as long standing back
room manipulators opposed to seeking a real settlement to the Middle East
conflict.

Saudi Arabia and the United States endorse all the United Nations Security
Council resolutions and other relevant peace treaties and agreements
between Israel and the Palestinians, in Oslo, Madrid, Camp David but
that’s as far as it seems to go in regard to ending the conflict.

In February of this year, Crown Prince Abdullah initiated a peace plan
that has become a pan-Arab plan agreed upon unanimously by all Arab
countries.

The United States acknowledges this plan as a good move towards
peace.

This Saudi peace plan presented for the first time a transparent and
simple framework to resolve a difficult and long standing problem on the
basis of the principle of land for peace.

The United States agreed that
this also was a good move towards peace.

The Saudi peace initiative would put an end to the longest conflict of its
kind in modern history; Israel should take advantage of this historical
opportunity to end, once and for all, the blood shed and stalemate.

The United States concurred.

Yet the Israeli’s and Palestinians continue to receive massive direct and
indirect aid from Saudi Arabia and the United States to buy weaponry.

Some reliable sources estimate that Israel has received more than $130 billion
U.S. in foreign aid from the U.S. government since 1959, without including
the billions in hidden subsidies.

The Palestinians have also received billions of dollars from Saudi Arabia.

The greater the violence, the greater the social change may be an
understatement in regards to the current Middle East conflict especially
with the deliberate and careless killing of innocent children and
civilians on both sides.

What is right and wrong in this conflict is
diminishing as starvation and total destruction makes the Israelis and the
Palestinians both casualties with broken hearts and shattered dreams.

When
will the world come to realize that the Israeli and Palestinian people are
pawns in a deadly game of oil supply and demand between Saudi Arabia and
the United States.

Copyright 2002
doug.snedden@sympatico.ca

Author: Doug Snedden

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